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Honor, noble
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Unquestionably honor, the “law of the nobility” (A. von Kotzebue, 1792), was a core value of the aristocracy; it has been able to maintain its legitimacy from the time of the corporatist ideology of the knights in the high Middle Ages to the present day (Nobility; Knight; Class consciousness). Recent studies of the social and cultural history of the early modern period have made the category of honor the absolute monarch of social relationships, but in the area of research on the nobility there is a dearth of comprehensive studies devoted to the entire s…

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Graf, Klaus, “Honor, noble”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_016579>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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